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Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (CTS) Program- Leader Training


"Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (CTS) Program" is a 6- week workshop developed to help individuals who are cancer survivors to better manage their health and daily lives. 


Who should become a leader?

Adults 19 years of age or older whom are cancer survivors or if you are interested in supporting people with cancer to better manage their symptoms, such as caregivers, community volunteers and health care providers.  


Leader Attributes

  • Non-judgmental and open to new ideas
  • Responsible, respected and trustworthy
  • Committed towards helping others
  • Willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
  • Committed to the philosophy of the program

What are the benefits of becoming a leader?

  • Learn facilitation skills
  • Learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
  • Share in other people's success
  • Leaders will receive a stipend for leading a workshop

What is involved with the training?

  • You must attend a leader training workshop, which is 4 days in length
  • Once you complete the 4 day training, you will receive a Leader Trainer Certificate
  • You must be willing to deliver your first  workshop with in the first 6 months after your training date.
  • Training is free
  • Training workshops are interactive and fun.

Am I on my own when delivering a program?

Workshops are delivered with 2 certified leaders, one or both of whom are cancer survivors.  You will be partnered with a more experienced leader until you are comfortable. All registration, materials and evaluations are handled by the Waterloo Wellington Self- Management team


Still interested and willing to attend a peer leader training? 

If you are interested in becoming a certified leader, please fill out the link below and a member from our team will contact you to discuss training opportunities. 



Leader Application Form

* First Name
* Last Name
* Telephone
* Address
* City
* Postal Code
* Are you easily able to travel to multiple locations within the Waterloo Wellington region?

* What are your reasons for wanting to become a Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program Leader
* Do you agree to participate in an interview?
Upon review of your application, you may be asked to complete an interview.

* Reference Check
I agree to undertake or submit evidence of a valid Police Reference Check at my own expense. I understand that if the Reference Check is not satisfactory, I may not be offered a leader position.

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